Across Five Aprils
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/30/2011)
Digital Audiobook (8/29/2013)
Compact Disc (6/1/2017)
Compact Disc (4/30/2010)
Audio Cassette (1/1/2002)
In 1861, America is on the cusp of war, and young Jethro Creighton is just nine-years-old. His brother, Tom, and his cousin, Eb, are both of fighting age. As Jethro's family is pulled into the conflict between the North and the South, loyalties are divided, dreams are threatened, and their bonds are put to the test in this heart-wrenching, coming of age story.
“Drawing from family records and from stories told by her grandfather, the author has, in an uncommonly fine narrative, created living characters and vividly reconstructed a crucial period of history.”—Booklist
Praise For Across Five Aprils…
“A deeply affecting, affirmative story.”—Booklist
“A powerfully moving story.”—Chicago Daily News
“An intriguing and beautifully written book, a prize to those who take the time to read it, whatever their ages.”—The New York Times
“This is a beautifully written book, filled with bloodshed, hate, and tears, but also with love, loyalty, and compassion, with unforgettable characters, and with ideas and implications that have meaning for young people today.”—Chicago Tribune
Berkley, 9780425102411, 192pp.
Publication Date: November 15, 1986